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Vladimir Putin nominated for Nobel Peace Prize – CBS News


Why am I not surprised.  IMHO, I thought if not the  B.R.I.C. leaders atleast Trump/. Putin / Modi/ Xi WILL make the Grade – even as a Bribe by Nobel to regain lost credibility, integrity and moral ground by giving it to utter Nincompoops, LW, Commies and most undeserving. 

United States: Second ex-United Auto Workers president charged with embezzling union funds


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United States: Second ex-United Auto Workers president charged with embezzling union funds
Aug 28, 2020 06:00 pm
Former United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams was charged with embezzlement and defrauding the U.S. government as part of a multiyear corruption probe into one of America’s most prominent unions. Williams, who led the organization from 2014 to 2018, is the second ex-president of the union to be charged. His
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Switzerland: Swiss charge prominent businessman with insider trading and bribery
Aug 28, 2020 05:30 pm
Criminal proceedings were launched against Ziegler in April 2016, after the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) raised suspicions of insider trading. The federal prosecutor extended its investigation a year later to a second person, as well as widening the accusations to include bribery and industrial espionage. The federal prosecutor alleges
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Nigeria: Siemens boosts anti-graft war with $1.29m
Aug 28, 2020 05:00 pm
Siemens Nigeria has restated its commitment to supporting sustainable development in the country through its Business to Society (B2S) initiative. The B2S report stated that Siemens Integrity Initiative (SII) has invested about $1.29million  in Nigeria to promote anti-corruption practices through capacity building and training. Siemens said its support for sustainable
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New Zealand: Ministry awarded Petrofac contracts not knowing it was being investigated by Britain’s Serious Fraud Office
Aug 28, 2020 04:30 pm
Government officials say they awarded British consulting firm Petrofac two contracts worth hundreds of thousands of dollars without being aware the company was being investigated for bribery in the UK. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) awarded Petrofac a $140,000 contract in October 2017 to assess the integrity
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Russia: Russia’s State Duma lawmaker faces trial on bribery charges
Aug 28, 2020 04:00 pm
The indictment has been approved against State Duma lawmaker Vadim Belousov and his alleged accomplice Margarita Butakova as part of a 3.2-billion-ruble (about $45 million at the current exchange rate) bribery case, the press service of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Russia reports. Investigators claim that from May 2010 to
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Thailand: 16th Secretariat Meeting of ASEAN Parties Against Corruption (ASEAN-PAC) successfully concluded via video conference
Aug 28, 2020 03:30 pm
The National Anti-Corruption Commission of Thailand (NACC) hosted the 16th ASEAN Parties Against Corruption (ASEAN-PAC) Secretariat Meeting on 24 August 2020 via video conference. Operational-level officers from the 10 Southeast Asian anti-corruption agencies gathered online to exchange experiences and discuss their progress on anti-corruption efforts. The 16th ASEAN-PAC Secretariat Meeting
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1-Sentence-Summary: Suggestible You helps you understand and utilize the power of your mind-body connection by explaining the effect that your thoughts have on your body, including pain, illness, and memory and how to take advantage of it.

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Suggestible You Summary

You already know your brain is incredible. But did you know that just on its own it has the ability to relieve pain, heal you from sickness, or even trick itself? The key to unlocking this potential is suggestion. 

Your brain runs on expectations. And it doesn’t like to be let down. Rather than facing reality and changing beliefs, it sometimes would instead change reality. Through suggestion, you can tap into this power and your mind can do amazing things. 

In Suggestible You: The Curious Science of Your Brain’s Ability to Deceive, Transform, and Heal, Erik Vance delves into the fascinating world of expectation and suggestion.

From the placebo effect to hypnotism, you will be impressed by the incredible ways your brain can trick itself. And most importantly, Vance will help you harness this power and use it to improve your own life.

Here are just 3 of the many fascinating lessons I got out of this book:

  1. Placebos work by the power of suggestion.
  2. Suggestions can affect the very decisions we make and we don’t even realize it. 
  3. You can use this power of expectation to better your life.

You are going to read this summary and you are going to like it. Just kidding, this isn’t about Jedi mind tricks! Let’s get to it!If you want to save this summary for later, download the free PDF and read it whenever you want.

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Lesson 1: The placebo effect is very real and it is a product of the power of suggestion.

When we take a drug for pain, we sometimes feel relief almost immediately. But in truth, most medications take about 15 or more minutes to kick in. This is like the placebo effect, the phenomenon when you experience benefits from a drug or treatment that doesn’t actually have any. In other words, your brain creates a benefit based on expectation. 

It’s a well-documented effect that many people believe has a lot of untapped potential. The author says it’s likely the reason for successes in homeopathic medicine. It also could be the key to helping baffling cases chronic pain. 

How can this be? Your brain actually already has the chemical arsenal it needs to treat pain, in the same way opioids do-by releasing endorphins.

And it doesn’t stop there. Our brains produce endocannabinoids, which are found in Marijuana and help with pain, as well as dopamine and serotonin, which have to do with mood. 

All of these chemicals are particularly sensitive to the placebo effect. So your brain has all the resources it needs to help itself with ailments such as pain, anxiety, nausea, depression, or addiction.

However, studies show some people are more suggestible than others. So, if you’re one of the lucky ones, you will experience more benefits from the placebo effect.

Lesson 2: We often make decisions based on suggestions and we don’t even realize it.

Suggestibility affects many of the choices we make every day. Companies know this, and use it to make their products taste better to you. And no, I don’t mean that they just make them seem to taste better, they know that suggestion can make them actually taste better.

Packaging and presentation create an expectation, and your mind will happily want to meet that expectation by making something taste better. 

Don’t believe it? In a study investigating this power of expectation, a researcher told participants that she was comparing two milkshakes, one diet shake and another full-calorie one. She packaged the low-calorie shake with a no-frills and sensible label and gave the full-fat one a luxurious label. 

Unbeknownst to the participants, both actually contained the same amount of calories. Not only did they report the full-fat version tasted better, but when the researcher measured the participant’s hormone levels, she found those who drank the diet milkshake produced more ghrelin-the hormone tells us we’re hungry. Just thinking that they weren’t going to consume as many calories is enough to make them feel hungry. 

Expectation also plays a role in addiction where people get caught in an unfortunate loop. A drug gives pleasurable sensations, and the brain, overwhelmed by this, reduces dopamine production to restore balance. The less dopamine you have, the less pleasure you feel. Soon, you will need more and more of the drug to achieve the same pleasurable effect.

Lesson 3: If you want to improve your life, you can start taking advantage of the power of expectation.

By now, we understand the power of expectation and its ability to do some crazy things. Throughout history, ritualistic and faith healings have shown it can work. While some of their claims may be questionable, there is a way you can bring this power into your own life. 

First, you need to know and understand yourself. Because much of it relies on the power of storytelling, ask yourself what types of stories you find engaging or inspiring. While some people might trust in ancient wisdom, many people don’t believe anything that isn’t established by scientific evidence.

Additionally, some people need meditation and solitude while others do best in a group setting. Find what captures your individual imagination to discover a specific approach that works for you. 

Additionally, because we all have different levels of suggestibility, get to know what yours is. Experimenting with hypnosis is one way to find out how suggestible you are. 

The author gives some rules of thumb for discovering how you can use this power in a smart way. The first is to make sure that you don’t place yourself in any kind of danger. This means being careful with unregulated supplements or substances that people say can help you. Always read the label. 

The next rule is to not give up on traditional medicine. Alternative therapies can help but use these along with needed medical treatments to ensure you don’t harm yourself.

Next, make sure you don’t bankrupt yourself in a search for placebos. If someone is asking for hundreds of dollars for a supplement they probably are trying to take advantage of you.

Suggestible You Review

Suggestible You has such fresh and intriguing ideas. What if the key to our health and happiness lies within our own brains? You will be amazed at what your mind does without you even realizing it. The book is full of captivating scientific facts and stories, I just wish it had a little more actionable advice.

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Who would I recommend the Suggestible You summary to?

The 26-year-old who has seen people be miraculously cured but has no explanation for it, the 49-year-old that is curious about why the body is so good at healing itself sometimes, and anyone that wants to know how their mind and body work.

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The BEACON Newsletter


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It’s Friday, August 28, and New Jersey has made it harder to pollute in communities of color.

Low-income communities of color are at the forefront of an environmental justice law the New Jersey state legislature passed on Thursday.

The law will make it harder to create or expand facilities that produce large amounts of pollution near low-income, non-white, and immigrant populations. Environmental advocacy groups and community advocates say that the new law will alleviate pollution and improve health outcomes in the vulnerable areas where power plants, refineries, and waste processing plants tend to be located.

“Environmental justice communities like mine have suffered far too long and now, after 10 years, our voices have been heard and our communities will receive the right environmental protection for our complexion,” Kim Gaddy, an organizer for Clean Water Action, told NorthJersey.com. New Jersey’s governor, Phil Murphy, has said that he will sign the bill.

The landmark environmental law was passed on the same day that the state filed 12 different lawsuits against alleged polluters in low-income communities and communities of color. The suits target polluters like fabric production shops and gas stations that have been accused of violations like soil contamination and improper disposal of contaminated stormwater.

New Jersey’s attorney general, Gurbir S. Grewal, said that the lawsuits reflect the state’s dedication to environmental justice.

“We’re going to do the hard work necessary to protect communities from dumping, contamination and other illegal activities,” he said. “The message to New Jersey residents should be clear: everyone, and I really mean everyone, deserves to breathe clean air and live in a safe environment.”

— Angely Mercado

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chemical fire broke out at a chlorine production facility near Lake Charles, Louisiana, in the wake of Hurricane Laura and was still burning Thursday evening. Thick clouds of smoke billowed out of the facility, and nearby residents were put under a shelter-in-place order. Chlorine gas can damage lungs and cause symptoms like burning eyes, nose, and throat.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency spent more than three times as much on counterterrorism preparedness in 2019 than it spent preparing for natural disasters, according to an analysis by Bloomberg Green. The trend is a result of laws passed after the attacks of September 11, 2001.

The Pine Gulch Fire in western Colorado has now been burning for almost a month, making it the largest fire in Colorado history as of Thursday. The fire has burned more than 139,000 acres and is now 77 percent contained.

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Destinations, risks and journeys

Where are you headed? The choices you’re making, the effort, the sacrifices—where is the destination?

We make choices every day about our destination. And because of those choices, we go on a journey.

Along that journey, we take risks but we also experience an internal narrative about those risks.

And so, destinations, risks (perceived and actual) and journeys define our lives.

It’s possible you’ve come to the conclusion that the destination you’ve chosen isn’t for you. That being a pop star, a successful VP of accounting or a receptionist with a secure position isn’t a life you’d like to lead.

But don’t confuse that with the journey. Maybe you’d be happy with the pot of gold at the end of your rainbow, but it’s entirely possible you don’t want to suffer the discomfort and indignities and effort it will take to get to that destination, that you’d like an easier path. You’ll happily take the destination but the truth is, the journey is too arduous.

And don’t confuse that with your imagining of the risks along the way. It might be that you want the destination, that you are willing to put up with (or even delight in) the journey but your narrative of the risks and dangers are just too much to handle.

When we conflate the destination with the journey with the narrative of the risks, we have no hope of improving any of the three. Instead, we often pushed to throw out all three at once or embrace them all. But it’s possible, with effort and planning, to make the journey more palatable or the risks feel more tolerable.

The destination isn’t the journey. And our narrative of the actual risks is up to us.

Did you know…


Did you know…

… that today is Beatles LIFE Cover Day? The Beatles appeared on the cover of LIFE magazine on this day in 1964. The article inside, There Stood the Beatles as the Battle Smoke Lifted, chronicled their arrival at San Francisco’s airport and the Beatlemania that ensued. It was followed by The Cool Brain Behind the Bonfire, featuring their manager, Brian Epstein. Good reading!

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Advice for new entrepreneurs: There’s nothing better than advice from someone who has been there, done that, and got the t-shirt. In this cool article we pull together quotes and top tips for budding ‘wantrepreneurs’ from our previous interviews. Check out what these founders and VCs have to say.

EU-Startups Job Board: There’s still a little bit of time left to take advantage of our free job posts option on the EU-Startups Job Board. By allowing free job postings until September 7, we aim to support startups and job seekers during the current crisis.

How did you make your first money? From delivering newspapers, to classroom business, many of Europe’s top founders began their entrepreneurial journey with making their first pocket money. Here is what they learnt, and how this often inspired the direction of their success today. What about yourself?

Advertising opportunities: Did you know that EU-Startups reaches over 350,000 founders, startup enthusiasts and investors per month? If you’re interested to work with us and to reach this exciting audience, you can find/request more info about our readership and advertising options here.

It’s an e-scooter summer: While e-scooters were officially illegal for use in public areas in the UK due to safety concerns, this summer the UK Government brought in new regulations for socially-distanced urban transport, including e-scooter trials. Now the race is on! 🙂 Check out our latest updates about Dublin-based Zipp Mobility, Berlin-based TIER, Stockholm-based Voi, and UK’s Beryl. Soon we’ll be running another ‘startup battle’ to compare the leaders in the European e-scooter race – stay tuned. 🙂

Short update from our side: Behind the scenes we’re working hard on the launch of CLUB – the EU-Startups Membership program. We’re busy putting together some interesting packages for you, and are excited to finally launch this by September 7!

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United States: Second ex-United Auto Workers president charged with embezzling union funds


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United States: Second ex-United Auto Workers president charged with embezzling union funds
Aug 28, 2020 06:00 pm
Former United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams was charged with embezzlement and defrauding the U.S. government as part of a multiyear corruption probe into one of America’s most prominent unions. Williams, who led the organization from 2014 to 2018, is the second ex-president of the union to be charged. His
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Switzerland: Swiss charge prominent businessman with insider trading and bribery
Aug 28, 2020 05:30 pm
Criminal proceedings were launched against Ziegler in April 2016, after the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) raised suspicions of insider trading. The federal prosecutor extended its investigation a year later to a second person, as well as widening the accusations to include bribery and industrial espionage. The federal prosecutor alleges
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What Is Millet? Nutrition, Benefits, and More


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What Is Millet? Nutrition, Benefits, and More

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Millet is a cereal grain that belongs to the Poaceae family, commonly known as the grass family (1).

It’s widely consumed in developing countries throughout Africa and Asia. While it may look like a seed, millet’s nutritional profile is similar to that of sorghum and other cereals (2Trusted Source).

Millet has gained popularity in the West because it’s gluten-free and boasts high protein, fiber, and antioxidant contents (3Trusted Source).

This article reviews everything you need to know about millet, including its nutrients, benefits, and downsides.

Attributes and types of millet

Millet is a small, round whole grain grown in India, Nigeria, and other Asian and African countries. Considered an ancient grain, it’s used both for human consumption and livestock and bird feed (45Trusted Source).

It has multiple advantages over other crops, including drought and pest resistance. It’s also able to survive in harsh environments and less fertile soil. These benefits stem from its genetic composition and physical structure — for example, its small size and hardness (45Trusted Source6Trusted Source).

Although all millet varieties belong to the Poaceae family, they differ in color, appearance, and species.

This crop is also divided into two categories — major and minor millets, with major millets being the most popular or commonly cultivated varieties (4).

Major millets include:

  • pearl
  • foxtail
  • proso (or white)
  • finger (or ragi)

Minor millets include:

  • Kodo
  • barnyard
  • little
  • Guinea
  • browntop
  • fonio
  • adlay (or Job’s tears)

Pearl millet is the most widely produced variety intended for human consumption. Still, all types are renowned for their high nutritional value and health benefits.

SUMMARYMillet is a small cereal grain that belongs to the grass family. Resilient in harsh environments, it’s commonly cultivated in Asian and African countries.

Nutritional profile

Like most cereals, millet is a starchy grain — meaning that it’s rich in carbs. Notably, it also packs several vitamins and minerals (4).

One cup (174 grams) of cooked millet packs (7Trusted Source):

  • Calories: 207
  • Carbs: 41 grams
  • Fiber: 2.2 grams
  • Protein: 6 grams
  • Fat: 1.7 grams
  • Phosphorus: 25% of the Daily Value (DV)
  • Magnesium: 19% of the DV
  • Folate: 8% of the DV
  • Iron: 6% of the DV

Millet provides more essential amino acids than most other cereals. These compounds are the building blocks of protein (48Trusted Source9Trusted Source).

What’s more, finger millet boasts the highest calcium content of all cereal grains, providing 13% of the DV per 1 cooked cup (100 grams) (410Trusted Source11Trusted Source).

Calcium is necessary to ensure bone health, blood vessel and muscular contractions, and proper nerve function (12Trusted Source).

SUMMARYMillet is a starchy, protein-rich grain. It provides plenty of phosphorus and magnesium — and finger millet packs more calcium than any other cereal.

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Benefits of millet

Millet is rich in nutrients and plant compounds. Therefore, it may offer multiple health benefits.

Rich in antioxidants

Millet is rich in phenolic compounds, especially ferulic acid and catechins. These molecules act as antioxidants to protect your body from harmful oxidative stress (10Trusted Source13Trusted Source14Trusted Source15Trusted Source16Trusted Source).

Studies in mice link ferulic acid to rapid wound healing, skin protection, and anti-inflammatory properties (17Trusted Source18Trusted Source).

Meanwhile, catechins bind to heavy metals in your bloodstream to prevent metal poisoning (16Trusted Source19Trusted Source).

While all millet varieties contain antioxidants, those with a darker color — such as finger, proso, and foxtail millet — have more than their white or yellow counterparts (13Trusted Source).

May help control blood sugar levels

Millet is rich in fiber and non-starchy polysaccharides, two types of undigestible carbs that help control blood sugar levels (10Trusted Source20Trusted Source).

This cereal also has a low glycemic index (GI), meaning that it’s unlikely to spike your blood sugar levels (8Trusted Source21Trusted Source).

Thus, millets are considered an ideal grain for people with diabetes.

For instance, a study in 105 people with type 2 diabetes determined that replacing a rice-based breakfast with a millet-based one lowered blood sugar levels after the meal (21Trusted Source).

A 12-week study in 64 people with prediabetes gave similar results. After eating 1/3 cup (50 grams) of foxtail millet per day, they experienced a slight reduction in fasting and post-meal blood sugar levels, as well as a decrease in insulin resistance (22Trusted Source).

Insulin resistance is a marker for type 2 diabetes. It occurs when your body stops responding to the hormone insulin, which helps regulate blood sugar (23Trusted Source).

What’s more, in a 6-week study in rats with diabetes, a diet containing 20% finger millet led to lower fasting blood sugar levels and a drop in triglyceride and cholesterol levels (24Trusted Source).

May help lower cholesterol

Millet contains soluble fiber, which produces a viscous substance in your gut. In turn, this traps fats and helps reduce cholesterol levels (10Trusted Source).

One study in 24 rats found that those fed foxtail and proso millet had significantly reduced triglyceride levels, compared with the control group (25Trusted Source).

Additionally, millet protein may help lower cholesterol.

A study in mice with type 2 diabetes fed them a high fat diet with millet protein concentrate. This led to a decrease in triglyceride levels and significant increase in adiponectin and HDL (good) cholesterol levels, compared with the control group (26Trusted Source).

Adiponectin is a hormone with an anti-inflammatory effect that supports heart health and stimulates fatty acid oxidation. Its levels are usually lower in people with obesity and type 2 diabetes (27Trusted Source28Trusted Source).

Fits a gluten-free diet

Millet is a gluten-free grain, making it a viable choice for people with celiac disease or those following a gluten-free diet (8Trusted Source10Trusted Source30Trusted Source).

Gluten is a protein that occurs naturally in grains like wheat, barley, and rye. People with celiac disease or gluten intolerance must avoid it because it triggers harmful digestive symptoms, such as diarrhea and nutrient malabsorption (29Trusted Source).

When shopping for millet, you should still look for a label that certifies it gluten-free to ensure it hasn’t been contaminated with any gluten-containing ingredients.

SUMMARYMillet is a gluten-free grain that’s rich in antioxidants, soluble fiber, and protein. In particular, it may lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels.

Potential downsides

Despite millet’s multiple health benefits, it also contains antinutrients — compounds that block or reduce your body’s absorption of other nutrients and may lead to deficiencies (31Trusted Source).

One of these compounds — phytic acid — interferes with potassium, calcium, iron, zinc, and magnesium uptake. However, a person with a balanced diet isn’t likely to experience adverse effects.

Other antinutrients called goitrogenic polyphenols may impair thyroid function, causing goiter — an enlargement of your thyroid gland that results in neck swelling.

Nevertheless, this effect is associated only with excess polyphenol intake.

For example, one study determined that goiter was significantly more prevalent when millet provided 74% of a person’s daily calories, compared with only 37% of their daily calories (31Trusted Source32Trusted Source).

Furthermore, you can lower millet’s antinutrient content significantly by soaking it overnight at room temperature, then draining and rinsing it before cooking (4).

Plus, sprouting reduces antinutrient content. Certain health food stores sell sprouted millet, though you can also germinate it on your own. To do so, place soaked millet in a glass jar and cover it with a cloth that’s secured with a rubber band.

Turn the jar upside down, rinsing and draining the millet every 8–12 hours. You’ll notice small sprouts beginning to form after 2–3 days. Drain the sprouts and enjoy them right away.

SUMMARYAntinutrients in millet block your body’s absorption of certain minerals, though this is unlikely to affect you if you consume a balanced diet. Soaking and sprouting may reduce this grain’s antinutrient levels.

How to prepare and eat millet

Millet is a versatile ingredient that makes a good rice replacement when cooked whole.

To prepare it, just add 2 cups (480 mL) of water or broth per 1 cup (174 grams) of raw millet. Bring it to a boil, then simmer it for 20 minutes.

Remember to soak it overnight before cooking to lower its antinutrient content. You may also toast it in a pan before cooking to enhance its nutty taste.

Millet is also sold as a flour.

In fact, research suggests that making baked goods with millet flour significantly enhances their nutritional profile by increasing their antioxidant content (33Trusted Source).

Additionally, this grain is processed to make snacks, pasta, and nondairy probiotic beverages. In fact, fermented millet acts as a natural probiotic by providing live microorganisms that benefit your health (48Trusted Source34Trusted Source).

You can enjoy millet as a breakfast porridge, side dish, salad add-in, or cookie or cake ingredient.

Shop for millet or millet flour online.

SUMMARYMillet is not only available as a whole grain but also a flour. You can use it in a variety of dishes, including porridge, salad, and cookies.

The bottom line

Millet is a whole grain that’s packed with protein, antioxidants, and nutrients.

It may have numerous health benefits, such as helping lower your blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Plus, it’s gluten-free, making it an excellent choice for people who have celiac disease or follow a gluten-free diet.

Its nutty taste and versatility make it well worth trying.

SethGodin newsletter


Profit taking is lazy
Once an organization reaches scale, particularly if it feels like a monopoly, it’s tempting to “take profits.”

This means less investment, fewer staff and a lot less care. Those things are expensive. Easier to simply keep the money.

And those things involve emotional effort. Easier to simply point to the bottom line, as if that’s the point.

Lazy managers dump the emotional labor on overworked frontline staff instead of creating systems that create value for everyone.

And lazy shareholders reward quarterly earnings instead of understanding the long-term ramifications of failing to serve customers.

“We don’t care, we don’t have to,” is often the last slogan once-great institutions have emblazoned on their door

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Seth Godin Newsletter


Like a surgeon

Some jobs need you to show up in person (and for the time being, surgeons are in that category, but with robotically controlled waldo arms, who knows…).

But many jobs can be done more effectively with a combination of asynchronous work, video calls and emotional effort.

Don’t confuse a long or risky commute and co-work with showing up with your full self.

If they don’t need you in person, perhaps it’s better to show up with a great attitude instead of paying the high price it takes to be there on time, in real time.

And if they do need you in person, then be there. Truly there. 100% present.

It’s the slots in between, where attendance is taken, power is on display and the work is mediocre that cause us a lot of stress.

Did you know…


Did you know…

… that today is Listen to Some Beautiful Sounds Day? In 1862, French composer Claude-Achille Debussy was born in St. Germaine-en-Laye, France. He composed “Clair de Lune” and many other wonderful songs. Celebrate by… listening to some beautiful sounds!

Seth Godin Newsletter


Situational gravity

All of us are good at rationalizing. It helps us process the world, navigate our choices and live with ourselves.

But gravity doesn’t care if you got a lot of sleep last night or not. It’s still the same amount of force.

The pavement doesn’t care if you always wear a helmet on your bike, except just this one time when you didn’t, because you were having a video taken.

Melanoma doesn’t care that you always wear sun screen, except that one day when you were really busy and couldn’t go back to the house for it.

Outside forces don’t care about the situation, because they have no awareness or memory. They simply are.

Newton’s law doesn’t care that you were really distracted and that’s why you weren’t wearing a seatbelt, and the virus that infected your friend doesn’t care about why that person in the office decided not to wear a mask, either.

People are very good at stories. That’s our core technology. Everything else in the world, though, has no interest in them.

  

The opposite of confidence

It’s not anxiety.

And it’s not panic.

The opposite of confident is not confident. Unsure.

Being unsure can be healthy. It can help us focus on how we can make our work more likely to become the contribution we seek.

But anxiety and panic have nothing to do with an informed understanding of how the world is unfolding.

WORD OF THE DAY


WORD OF THE DAY
Jargoon
jar-GOON
Part of speech: noun
Origin: French, mid-18th century
1

A translucent, colorless, or smoky gem variety of zircon

Examples of Jargoon in a sentence

“I found the vintage jargoon brooch at my favorite antique store.”

“Even though it’s jargoon, it glitters like a diamond.”

Knowledge @ Wharton newsletter


The Wharton School             
   Knowledge@Wharton
August 19, 2020

 
   
  MANAGEMENTWhy Inclusion Starts in the C-suiteAs part of the Leading Diversity at Work series, Wharton’s Stephanie Creary talks with global diversity expert Gwen Houston about why senior executives must lead inclusion efforts.
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  TECHNOLOGYHow Social Media Is Shaping Political CampaignsPolitical newcomers can leverage social media to raise money and gain recognition, which could help them compete against incumbents, according to new research co-authored by Wharton’s Pinar Yildirim.
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In a new preface and afterword to Customer Centricity, Wharton’s Peter Fader reflects on how the landscape has changed over nearly a decade since he first proposed that businesses radically rethink how they relate to customers. Learn more. 
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  LEADERSHIPHow Leaders Can Regain Trust in Untrusting TimesPandemic confusion, police brutality, corporate corruption and unchecked elitism have eroded our faith in leaders. In this opinion piece, Wharton’s Greg Shea offers 10 steps that can help remedy that.
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  MANAGEMENTWhen Several Lines Are Better Than OneEveryone knows the dread that comes with standing in a long line. Research co-authored by Wharton’s Hummy Song suggests that knowledge-based industries should rethink how they approach this aspect of customer service.
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A new virtual panel event, held on August 25th from 3:00-4:00 pm ET titled Breakthrough Insights: Creating Access in Healthcare and Economic Opportunitywill feature the CEOs of the two inaugural winners of the Beacon Awards, Hope Enterprise Corporation and CareMessage, who were each selected for their leadership in innovation and impact throughout the social sector. At the end of the panel discussion, audience members will be invited to participate in a Q&A. Register now.
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Discover how to add commercial real estate to your client’s or institution’s diversified investment portfolio. Become a more discerning evaluator of real estate investment partners and opportunities in the U.S. and globally. Learn more. 
 
 IN CASE YOU MISSED ITFixed-income portfolios have performed as well, if not better, than the U.S. stock market in the past five decades, according to new Wharton research.Wharton’s Katherine Milkman talks with Don Moore from the University of California, Berkeley, about his new book on the perils of overconfidence.New research co-authored by Wharton’s Thomas S. Robertson explains why it’s time for retailers to rethink their liberal return policies.

Aeon Newsletter I like



Today in
 Thursday 20 August 2020 
ArchaeologyEssayAccumulation and its discontentsWhether collecting, storing or hoarding, we’ve always had our issues with stuff – not least deciding what’s worth havingby Astrid Van Oyen
Hallucinations/delusionsIdeaBeliefs have a social purpose. Does this explain delusions?by Anna Greenburgh
MathematicsVideoThis puzzle is impossible – but working out why is its own brain-teaser19 minutes

Strategy+business newsletter


Ideas that workAugust 20, 2020Share:    A new measure of success for sporting superstars: Social impactEmbracing a sense of purpose, speaking up, and forcing change off the field are now the goals for players and their organizations.by Ben Lyttleton Developing and Leading High-Performance Teams (Live Online)Oct 5–16, 2020Empowering executives to maximize the impact of their teams, this virtual program examines how to develop team solidarity, “followership,” and broad support for change throughout your organization and how to harness the power of teams through better decision making and leadership. Learn more.advertisement s+b essential readingManaging change in the face of skepticismIn companies with analytical cultures, employees are prone to rejecting change initiatives as “too squishy.” Tweaking the action plan can lead to success.by Augusto Giacoman and Maureen Trantham advertisementFeatured articleWhat if every job seeker got a living-wage job?Economist Pavlina R. Tcherneva demolishes the idea that there is an optimal rate of unemployment and makes a timely case for a national job guarantee.by Theodore KinniPwC insightsGlobal M&A Industry Trends in Consumer MarketsM&A will be a key driver of economic recovery as businesses look to repair and reconfigure. advertisementMost popularFour questions to ask before you plan your next meetingGood meetings need to be designed, whether they are virtual or face-to-face.by Elizabeth DotyWhy corporate purpose statements often miss their markAnalysis of nearly 2,000 CEOs’ description of their company’s purpose reveals that most omit a critical detail: why their company is in business.by Christopher Michaelson, Douglas A. Lepisto, and Michael G. PrattThe urgent need for sophisticated leadershipThe pandemic has highlighted a series of paradoxes inherent to the work of leaders. What comes next will depend on how well they face up to them.by Blair Sheppard and Susannah Anfield

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The Beacon
It’s Thursday, August 20, and Michigan will pay victims of the Flint water crisis $600 million.After 18 months of negotiations, the state of Michigan has reached a settlement to pay victims of the Flint water crisis $600 million for the myriad of health issues the lead-tainted water caused city residents. Almost 80 percent of the settlement money will go to residents who were younger than 18 when the crisis started.The problem began in April 2014 when, in order to save money, officials in Flint switched the city’s water supply from Lake Huron to the Flint River. Not only was the river water highly corrosive, it contained harmful bacteria which was associated with at least one major outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease. Yet Flint officials did not treat the water to inhibit corrosion from old pipes, which allowed lead and other sediments to leach into the water.As early as June 2014, city residents started raising concerns about the new source of water. They reported that the water coming out of their faucets smelled foul and looked murky. They were experiencing rashes and unexplained hair loss. Soon after, local doctors noticed the city’s children had elevated levels of lead, which can cause neurological disorders and learning disabilities, in their blood. But for more than a year, Flint officials publicly insisted the water was fit to drink. It wasn’t until October 2015 that then-Governor Rick Snyder finally admitted that the water in Flint was unsafe.In a statement released earlier today, current Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer voiced her support for the $600 million settlement. “What happened in Flint should have never happened, and financial compensation with this settlement is just one of the many ways we can continue to show our support for the city of Flint,” she said.—Angely MercadoSmog cloudsTHE SMOGNeed-to-know basisCalifornia is engulfed in hundreds of wildfires after nearly 11,000 lightning bolts struck the state within 72 hours. Fires have already torched more than 320,000 acres in the state so far this summer. Cal Fire says all of the state’s residents should be ready to evacuate, with a spokesperson telling them to have their “bags packed up with your nose facing out your driveway so you can leave quickly.”This summer’s record-breaking heatwaves are just the beginning for extreme heat. A study published Monday forecasts that people living in U.S. cities could face 30 times more exposure to extreme heat by 2100. Sun Belt cities like Atlanta, Austin, Orlando and Miami are expected to face the worst of it.An underground pipe owned by Colonial Pipeline Co. spilled 63,000 gallons of gasoline last Friday near Huntersville, North Carolina. Mecklenburg County has been testing nearby wells and streams, and has not found any evidence of water contamination so far.— Alexandria HerrMORE GRIST FOR YOUR MILL The DNC virtual roll call was also a cry for climate actionThey didn’t just talk about their love for calamari. The DNC won’t oppose fossil fuel subsidies. How much am I paying for them?Let’s talk about how subsidies for oil, gas, and coal work, and what they have to do with your taxes. Renewables didn’t cause California’s blackouts. So what did?This is what happens when you don’t plan ahead. Will fossil fuel sponsors be allowed at the next U.N. climate conference?After years of fossil fuel logos, COP26 organizers are requiring sponsors to have a net-zero commitment. ‘They’re killing people by doing this’ — why students at a school 40 miles from Mar-a-Lago can’t go outsideThis Black Florida community can’t escape sugar industry pollution. Even its school district is in on it.Support Grist’s work Donate to Grist   

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August 20, 2020
 

August 20, 2020



Nature’s Coolest Critters
The animal kingdom is filled with amazing creatures, and this handful of species might be some of the most impressive. From wood frogs to painted turtle hatchlings, there are species that can survive even a deep freeze without their tissue being severely damaged. Now that’s what we call cool.
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Reclaiming Holy Water
In Nepal’s Nubri Valley, people know the transformative power, both spiritual and biological, of water. Nubri’s terrain operates within a Tibetan, mountainous, and rural context compared to the Hindu, urban one of Kathmandu. How have these cultural and geographical differences impacted local responses to water insecurity?
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FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA
Lowell Mausoleum
Just steps away from a historic telescope on the property of Flagstaff’s Lowell Observatory, the small, domed structure contains the remains of Percival Lowell, a businessman-turned-astronomer whose work led to the discovery of Pluto.
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ATLAS OBSCURA EXPERIENCES
Oregon Trail Live
Saddle up! Tonight, Oregon Trail Live is taking you on a journey down your favorite historic overland route. Tune in to hear about the hidden locations, unexpected characters, and wild, forgotten stories that definitely weren’t in your history books.
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VIDEO
Peek Inside NYC’s Iconic Rubber Stamp Shop
John Casey is the owner of East Village mainstay Casey Rubber Stamps, a local landmark that has endured for almost two decades. The iconic stamp and ink shop is beloved by residents and tourists alike, who have stopped by to buy and make their own novelty rubber stamps. Get a glimpse into Casey’s intricate stamp-making process here.
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NUNAVUT
Sub-Sub-Sub Island on Victoria Island
Victoria Island is the eighth largest island in the world and the second largest island in Canada. But its size isn’t what makes this place so special. Take a deep breath and say it with us now: The island is home to an island in a lake on an island in a lake on an island. 
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50 STATES OF WONDER
8 Shady Arizona Spots
For about half of any given year, much of Arizona is too hot to handle. But even in peak summer, the state is home to spaces that are so heavily air-conditioned they practically require a jacket. Here are eight sheltered spots to retreat from the heat.
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VENICE, ITALY
Poveglia Plague Island
Poveglia was constructed on a permanent fortification built by the Venetian government and from 1793-1814 was used as a plague quarantine station, or “lazaretto”—one of many in the Venetian lagoon.
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ATLAS OBSCURA TRIPS
A European Journey
Next year, join us on a journey to some of Europe’s most fascinating stretches, from the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone to the truffle-rich foothills of the Italian Alps. Join us as we immerse ourselves in the unique flavors, hidden histories, and pristine natural environments that illuminate the diversity of this sprawling continent.
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Ethical Alliance Daily News




Brazil: Avianca’s majority shareholders arrested in Brazil on accusations of corruption
Aug 20, 2020 06:00 pm
The majority shareholders of Colombia’s Avianca Holdings, brothers German and Jose Efromovich, were arrested in Brazil by the country’s federal police on Wednesday as part of the sprawling Car Wash corruption probe, authorities said. Prosecutors have accused the brothers of laundering money and bribing public officials in order to land
Read More 

United States: Lindberg gets more than 7 years for trying to bribe elected official; says he’ll appeal
Aug 20, 2020 05:30 pm
Greg Lindberg, the billionaire businessman at the heart of one of North Carolina’s worst government corruption scandals, will spend more than seven years in prison, a federal judge ruled Wednesday in Charlotte. U.S. District Judge Max Cogburn also ordered Lindberg to pay a $35,000 fine and placed him on three
Read More 

Mexico: Ex-chief of Mexico’s Pemex accuses former presidents, officials of graft
Aug 20, 2020 05:00 pm
An ex-chief executive of Petroleos Mexicanos accused former presidents, ministers, lawmakers, political aides and a journalist of corruption in testimony leaked on Wednesday that is aimed at proving he is innocent of graft charges. Emilio Lozoya, one-time boss of the state-run oil company known as Pemex, has become the centerpiece
Read More 

China: Chinese sportswear giant Anta partners with WWF to promote sustainable development
Aug 20, 2020 04:30 pm
China’s leading sportswear brand Anta established a global strategic partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) here on Wednesday, promising to promote sustainable and green development of the country’s textile industry. Under the three-year agreement, Anta, the world’s third largest sportswear company by revenue, will cooperate with WWF to help
Read More 

United States: Union County Man Indicted on Public Corruption Charges
Aug 20, 2020 04:00 pm
A Union County, New Jersey, man has been indicted on charges of making corrupt payments to a public official, wire fraud, and using a facility in interstate commerce to facilitate bribery, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Jeanmarie Zahore, 56, of Rahway, New Jersey, is charged in an indictment unsealed with
Read More 

Malaysia: Car dealer, companies commission assistant registrar, Islamic foundation officer testify on Day 1 of Baling MP Abdul Azeez’s corruption and money laundering trial
Aug 20, 2020 03:30 pm
Baling MP Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim, accused of corruption and money laundering, was a picture of calm in the dock on the first day of his trial in the High Court. The bribes were said to have been given to the Umno Supreme Council member by one Mohamad
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Brazil: Avianca’s majority shareholders arrested in Brazil on accusations of corruption
Aug 20, 2020 06:00 pm
The majority shareholders of Colombia’s Avianca Holdings, brothers German and Jose Efromovich, were arrested in Brazil by the country’s federal police on Wednesday as part of the sprawling Car Wash corruption probe, authorities said. Prosecutors have accused the brothers of laundering money and bribing public officials in order to land
Read More 

United States: Lindberg gets more than 7 years for trying to bribe elected official; says he’ll appeal
Aug 20, 2020 05:30 pm
Greg Lindberg, the billionaire businessman at the heart of one of North Carolina’s worst government corruption scandals, will spend more than seven years in prison, a federal judge ruled Wednesday in Charlotte. U.S. District Judge Max Cogburn also ordered Lindberg to pay a $35,000 fine and placed him on three
Read More 

Mexico: Ex-chief of Mexico’s Pemex accuses former presidents, officials of graft
Aug 20, 2020 05:00 pm
An ex-chief executive of Petroleos Mexicanos accused former presidents, ministers, lawmakers, political aides and a journalist of corruption in testimony leaked on Wednesday that is aimed at proving he is innocent of graft charges. Emilio Lozoya, one-time boss of the state-run oil company known as Pemex, has become the centerpiece
Read More 

China: Chinese sportswear giant Anta partners with WWF to promote sustainable development
Aug 20, 2020 04:30 pm
China’s leading sportswear brand Anta established a global strategic partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) here on Wednesday, promising to promote sustainable and green development of the country’s textile industry. Under the three-year agreement, Anta, the world’s third largest sportswear company by revenue, will cooperate with WWF to help
Read More 

United States: Union County Man Indicted on Public Corruption Charges
Aug 20, 2020 04:00 pm
A Union County, New Jersey, man has been indicted on charges of making corrupt payments to a public official, wire fraud, and using a facility in interstate commerce to facilitate bribery, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Jeanmarie Zahore, 56, of Rahway, New Jersey, is charged in an indictment unsealed with
Read More 

Malaysia: Car dealer, companies commission assistant registrar, Islamic foundation officer testify on Day 1 of Baling MP Abdul Azeez’s corruption and money laundering trial
Aug 20, 2020 03:30 pm
Baling MP Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim, accused of corruption and money laundering, was a picture of calm in the dock on the first day of his trial in the High Court. The bribes were said to have been given to the Umno Supreme Council member by one Mohamad
Read More 
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Brazil: Avianca’s majority shareholders arrested in Brazil on accusations of corruption
Aug 20, 2020 06:00 pm
The majority shareholders of Colombia’s Avianca Holdings, brothers German and Jose Efromovich, were arrested in Brazil by the country’s federal police on Wednesday as part of the sprawling Car Wash corruption probe, authorities said. Prosecutors have accused the brothers of laundering money and bribing public officials in order to land
Read More 

United States: Lindberg gets more than 7 years for trying to bribe elected official; says he’ll appeal
Aug 20, 2020 05:30 pm
Greg Lindberg, the billionaire businessman at the heart of one of North Carolina’s worst government corruption scandals, will spend more than seven years in prison, a federal judge ruled Wednesday in Charlotte. U.S. District Judge Max Cogburn also ordered Lindberg to pay a $35,000 fine and placed him on three
Read More 

Mexico: Ex-chief of Mexico’s Pemex accuses former presidents, officials of graft
Aug 20, 2020 05:00 pm
An ex-chief executive of Petroleos Mexicanos accused former presidents, ministers, lawmakers, political aides and a journalist of corruption in testimony leaked on Wednesday that is aimed at proving he is innocent of graft charges. Emilio Lozoya, one-time boss of the state-run oil company known as Pemex, has become the centerpiece
Read More 

China: Chinese sportswear giant Anta partners with WWF to promote sustainable development
Aug 20, 2020 04:30 pm
China’s leading sportswear brand Anta established a global strategic partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) here on Wednesday, promising to promote sustainable and green development of the country’s textile industry. Under the three-year agreement, Anta, the world’s third largest sportswear company by revenue, will cooperate with WWF to help
Read More 

United States: Union County Man Indicted on Public Corruption Charges
Aug 20, 2020 04:00 pm
A Union County, New Jersey, man has been indicted on charges of making corrupt payments to a public official, wire fraud, and using a facility in interstate commerce to facilitate bribery, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Jeanmarie Zahore, 56, of Rahway, New Jersey, is charged in an indictment unsealed with
Read More 

Malaysia: Car dealer, companies commission assistant registrar, Islamic foundation officer testify on Day 1 of Baling MP Abdul Azeez’s corruption and money laundering trial
Aug 20, 2020 03:30 pm
Baling MP Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim, accused of corruption and money laundering, was a picture of calm in the dock on the first day of his trial in the High Court. The bribes were said to have been given to the Umno Supreme Council member by one Mohamad
Read More 
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Brazil: Avianca’s majority shareholders arrested in Brazil on accusations of corruption
Aug 20, 2020 06:00 pm
The majority shareholders of Colombia’s Avianca Holdings, brothers German and Jose Efromovich, were arrested in Brazil by the country’s federal police on Wednesday as part of the sprawling Car Wash corruption probe, authorities said. Prosecutors have accused the brothers of laundering money and bribing public officials in order to land
Read More 

United States: Lindberg gets more than 7 years for trying to bribe elected official; says he’ll appeal
Aug 20, 2020 05:30 pm
Greg Lindberg, the billionaire businessman at the heart of one of North Carolina’s worst government corruption scandals, will spend more than seven years in prison, a federal judge ruled Wednesday in Charlotte. U.S. District Judge Max Cogburn also ordered Lindberg to pay a $35,000 fine and placed him on three
Read More 

Mexico: Ex-chief of Mexico’s Pemex accuses former presidents, officials of graft
Aug 20, 2020 05:00 pm
An ex-chief executive of Petroleos Mexicanos accused former presidents, ministers, lawmakers, political aides and a journalist of corruption in testimony leaked on Wednesday that is aimed at proving he is innocent of graft charges. Emilio Lozoya, one-time boss of the state-run oil company known as Pemex, has become the centerpiece
Read More 

China: Chinese sportswear giant Anta partners with WWF to promote sustainable development
Aug 20, 2020 04:30 pm
China’s leading sportswear brand Anta established a global strategic partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) here on Wednesday, promising to promote sustainable and green development of the country’s textile industry. Under the three-year agreement, Anta, the world’s third largest sportswear company by revenue, will cooperate with WWF to help
Read More 

United States: Union County Man Indicted on Public Corruption Charges
Aug 20, 2020 04:00 pm
A Union County, New Jersey, man has been indicted on charges of making corrupt payments to a public official, wire fraud, and using a facility in interstate commerce to facilitate bribery, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Jeanmarie Zahore, 56, of Rahway, New Jersey, is charged in an indictment unsealed with
Read More 

Malaysia: Car dealer, companies commission assistant registrar, Islamic foundation officer testify on Day 1 of Baling MP Abdul Azeez’s corruption and money laundering trial
Aug 20, 2020 03:30 pm
Baling MP Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim, accused of corruption and money laundering, was a picture of calm in the dock on the first day of his trial in the High Court. The bribes were said to have been given to the Umno Supreme Council member by one Mohamad
Read More 
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Brazil: Avianca’s majority shareholders arrested in Brazil on accusations of corruption
Aug 20, 2020 06:00 pm
The majority shareholders of Colombia’s Avianca Holdings, brothers German and Jose Efromovich, were arrested in Brazil by the country’s federal police on Wednesday as part of the sprawling Car Wash corruption probe, authorities said. Prosecutors have accused the brothers of laundering money and bribing public officials in order to land
Read More 

United States: Lindberg gets more than 7 years for trying to bribe elected official; says he’ll appeal
Aug 20, 2020 05:30 pm
Greg Lindberg, the billionaire businessman at the heart of one of North Carolina’s worst government corruption scandals, will spend more than seven years in prison, a federal judge ruled Wednesday in Charlotte. U.S. District Judge Max Cogburn also ordered Lindberg to pay a $35,000 fine and placed him on three
Read More 

Mexico: Ex-chief of Mexico’s Pemex accuses former presidents, officials of graft
Aug 20, 2020 05:00 pm
An ex-chief executive of Petroleos Mexicanos accused former presidents, ministers, lawmakers, political aides and a journalist of corruption in testimony leaked on Wednesday that is aimed at proving he is innocent of graft charges. Emilio Lozoya, one-time boss of the state-run oil company known as Pemex, has become the centerpiece
Read More 

China: Chinese sportswear giant Anta partners with WWF to promote sustainable development
Aug 20, 2020 04:30 pm
China’s leading sportswear brand Anta established a global strategic partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) here on Wednesday, promising to promote sustainable and green development of the country’s textile industry. Under the three-year agreement, Anta, the world’s third largest sportswear company by revenue, will cooperate with WWF to help
Read More 

United States: Union County Man Indicted on Public Corruption Charges
Aug 20, 2020 04:00 pm
A Union County, New Jersey, man has been indicted on charges of making corrupt payments to a public official, wire fraud, and using a facility in interstate commerce to facilitate bribery, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Jeanmarie Zahore, 56, of Rahway, New Jersey, is charged in an indictment unsealed with
Read More 

Malaysia: Car dealer, companies commission assistant registrar, Islamic foundation officer testify on Day 1 of Baling MP Abdul Azeez’s corruption and money laundering trial
Aug 20, 2020 03:30 pm
Baling MP Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim, accused of corruption and money laundering, was a picture of calm in the dock on the first day of his trial in the High Court. The bribes were said to have been given to the Umno Supreme Council member by one Mohamad
Read More 
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Thrive Global Newsletter I like


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Tuesday, August 18, 2020
 
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The Key to Dealing With Negative Emotions Positively 

Taking control of your emotional well-being isn’t about pushing certain feelings away.

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How to Connect With Your Kids as They Grow Into Teenagers

The key is collaborating, not dictating.

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Small Ways to Shift Negative Thoughts When You Feel Stuck

It’s all about dealing yourself a positivity card when you need it.

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10 Ways We Managed Through a Pandemic Summer With Young Kids

We will be using these tips as we head into fall.

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How Becoming a Caregiver Reshaped My Way of Living 

My father’s health saved my life.

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10 Contronyms You Use Every Day | Word Genius


Examples of Contranyms

Bound

Are you stuck in one place or springing forward? Bound can mean tied up or restrained, but it can also refer to heading to a destination, as in, “I’m homeward bound.”

Transparent

Once you recognize the two opposite meanings of this word, you can’t unsee it. Transparent can refer to something that completely see through, or even invisible, such as a glass window. Yet it can also refer to something plainly obvious, like a piece of salacious news or a key fact. It’s so obvious that it’s transparent.

Fine

The most opulent and luxurious items in the world may be described as fine – fine furs, fine furniture, and fine silks, for example. But a satisfactory or just good enough performance may be deemed “fine” with a dismissive shrug.

Buckle

Fasten up or fall apart with this two-sided contronym. We tend to “buckle up” when securing ourselves in, like in a vehicle. But in a moment of weakness, our knees may buckle and cause us to collapse.

Screen

This one’s a bit of hide and seek. You may screen off something you want to keep private, or screen someone’s phone calls. We also use “screen” to highlight big, public displays, like announcing you’re going to screen your new movie for an audience. You definitely don’t want to mix up the two.

First Degree

Legally and medically, this phrase is used in opposite ways. In a murder case, first degree refers to the most severe type of charge. But with a burn, first degree is the mildest form. Maybe you got a light sunburn, or you touched a hot pan.

Custom

When you’re trying to make a custom order, you’re probably thinking one-of-a-kind or bespoke. Yet “custom” also applies to the everyday customs, habits, and hobbies many of us practice, making this word extraordinarily ordinary.

Throw Out

Are you coming or going? We may throw out an idea as a way to introduce something to a group. And if it’s not well-received? That same group may throw it out and never think of it again.

Clip

You might be used to clipping things in – seatbelts, carabiners, or backpacks. But other folks will tell you that clipping is all about taking things out – like hair or nails.

Finished

No matter which way you slice it, this word refers to something that’s done – but in two different senses. Something could be finished, as in completed or whole, like the draft of a novel, or building a house. But it can also refer to something that’s destroyed or over – like a relationship.

WORD OF THE DAY


WORD OF THE DAY
CeaselesslySEES-ləs-leePart of speech: adverbOrigin: Latin, late 16th century
1Continuously and without end.
 
Examples of Ceaselessly in a sentence “‘And so we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.’ —The Great Gatsby” “If you don’t fix that screen door, the banging will continue ceaselessly.”

Did you know…


Did you know…

… the first race was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, now the home of the world’s most famous motor racing competition, the Indianapolis 500. In that first five-mile race, 12,000 spectators watched Austrian engineer Louis Schwitzer win with an average speed of 57.4 miles per hour. Trivia fans: Today, it takes a driver forty seconds to negotiate one full lap at a speed of exactly 225 miles per hour.

Aeon Psyche Newsletter


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Tuesday 18 August 2020
Thinkers and theories Essay
The semi-satisfied life
by David Bather Woods
Parenting and families Idea
Philosophy can explain what kind of achievement it is to give birth
by Fiona Woollard
Architecture Video
Surreal, audacious, unfinished – the Sagrada Família remains a divine work in progress
6 minutes

Chapter 12, Verse 1 – Bhagavad Gita, The Song of God – Swami Mukundananda


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Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 12, Verse 1

अर्जुन उवाच |
एवं सततयुक्ता ये भक्तास्त्वां पर्युपासते |
ये चाप्यक्षरमव्यक्तं तेषां के योगवित्तमा: || 1||

arjuna uvācha
evaṁ satata-yuktā ye bhaktās tvāṁ paryupāsate
ye chāpy akṣharam avyaktaṁ teṣhāṁ ke yoga-vittamāḥ

arjunaḥ uvāchaArjun saidevamthussatatasteadfastlyyuktāḥdevotedyethosebhaktāḥdevoteestvāmyouparyupāsateworshipyethosechaandapialsoakṣharamthe imperishableavyaktamthe formless Brahmanteṣhāmof themkewhoyoga-vit-tamāḥmore perfect in Yog

Translation

BG 12.1: Arjun inquired: Between those who are steadfastly devoted to Your personal form and those who worship the formless Brahman, who do You consider to be more perfect in Yog?

Commentary

In the last chapter, Arjun saw the cosmic form of the Lord, which encompasses the entire universe.  Having seen it, he preferred to behold God in His personal form, with Attributes, Qualities, and Pastimes.  So, he is now curious regarding who are more perfect—the devotees who worship the personal form of God or those who worship the impersonal Brahman.

Arjun’s question once again confirms that God has both aspects—the all-pervading formless Brahman and the personal form.  Those who say that God cannot possess a personal form limit Him, and those who say that God only exists in a personal form also limit Him.  God is perfect and complete, and so He is both formless and possessing forms.  We individual souls too have both aspects to our personality.  The soul is formless, and yet it has taken on a body, not once, but innumerable times, in countless past lifetimes.  If we tiny souls have the ability to possess a form, can the all-powerful God not possess a form whenever He wishes?  Even the great proponent of the path of jñānayog, Jagadguru Shankaracharya, stated:

mūrtaṁ chaivāmūrtaṁ dwe eva brahmaṇo rūpe, ityupaniṣhat tayorvā dwau

bhaktau bhagavadupadiṣhṭau, kleṣhādakleśhādwā muktisyāderatayormadhye

“The Supreme entity is both personal and impersonal.  Practitioners of the spiritual path are also of two kinds—devotees of the formless Brahman, and devotees of the personal form.  But the path of worshipping the formless is very difficult.”

United States: Huawei facing more US sanctions to stop access to chip technology


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Ethical Alliance Daily News

United States: Huawei facing more US sanctions to stop access to chip technology
Aug 19, 2020 06:00 pm
The US is to increase restrictions on Huawei to try to cut off all access to American technology for the Chinese company. Huawei’s access to US components and technology, including Google’s music and other smartphone services, was cut off last year. Those penalties were tightened in May when the White
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Malaysia: 1MDB: Goldman Sachs finalises $3.9bn settlement with Malaysia
Aug 19, 2020 05:30 pm
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Malaysia signed an agreement to finalize the bank’s $3.9 billion settlement over the 1MDB scandal. The U.S. bank, which had announced an agreement in principle on July 24, confirmed the formal accord in a regulatory filing late Tuesday in New York. The firm must make
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United States: United States partners with Panama on money laundering task force
Aug 19, 2020 05:00 pm
The United States will bolster Panama’s ability to crack down on money laundering and other acts of graft, the U.S. embassy in the Central American nation announced on Monday following high-level meetings between officials from both countries. The new anti-money laundering task force will involve training for Panamanian prosecutors and
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Russia: Council of Europe Urges Russia to Up Anti-Corruption Efforts
Aug 19, 2020 04:30 pm
The Council of Europe’s anti-corruption council on Tuesday urged Russia to boost efforts against graft among members of its parliament, judges, and prosecutors. The European rights watchdog’s GRECO anti-corruption body said there had been some progress, but “work is still needed.” “The transparency of the legislative process still needs strengthening,
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Malaysia: Rosmah trial: Defence accuses witness of contradictory testimony, seeks MACC statements
Aug 19, 2020 04:00 pm
Lawyers for Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor accused a key witness in her corruption trial today of providing testimony conflicting with previous statements. Defence counsel Datuk Akberdin Abdull Kader expressed suspicion that Jepak Holdings Sdn Bhd former managing director Saidi Abang Samsudin’s court testimony contradicted the statement he gave to Malaysian
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China: Shanghai police chief under investigation as anti-corruption campaign targets security services
Aug 19, 2020 03:30 pm
Shanghai’s police chief has been placed under investigation by anti-corruption investigators amid a major purge targeting corruption and political disloyalty in China’s massive security apparatus. Gong Daoan, Shanghai’s police chief since 2017, is suspected of “serious violations of discipline and the law” and has been placed under investigation, according to
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Psyche Newsletter I like


 

Wednesday 19 August 2020
Birth and death; productivity and ease; truth and illusion: this week’s Psyche is rich in opposites. Our own Sam Dresser brings a characteristically wry touch to his philosophical Guide on overcoming the fear of death. Fiona Woollard asks whether new mothers deserve the same accolades as marathon runners; we explore the theatrical unreality of pro wrestling and the distressing unreality of delusional beliefs. A drive for efficiency can truly hamper our ability to savour life and be open to the future. In that spirit, this week’s Film takes you on a poetic journey to an ancient Japanese farmhouse, restored with deep attentiveness by a couple whose love is an act of courage in itself.

– Brigid Hains, Editorial Director

SPORTS AND GAMES
What pro wrestling can teach us about the quest for truth
by Douglas Edwards
PARENTING AND FAMILIES
Philosophy can explain what kind of achievement it is to give birth
by Fiona Woollard
by Sam Dresser
MONEY AND ECONOMICS
Why efficiency is dangerous and slowing down makes life better
by Barry Schwartz
HALLUCINATIONS/DELUSIONS
Beliefs have a social purpose. Does this explain delusions?
by Anna Greenburgh
ARCHITECTURE FILM Video Icon
An elegy and a celebration of what it really means to find a home
16 minutes

Amazon CEO Says His Company “Will Go Bankrupt”…


via Amazon CEO Says His Company “Will Go Bankrupt”…

Amazon CEO Says His Company “Will Go Bankrupt”…

By: Laila Husain

Line of boxes in a distribution center

Jeff Bezos just shocked Amazon investors to the core with this dire statement:

“I predict one day, Amazon will fail.”

In a recent interview, Bezos explained that he believes “Amazon will be disrupted one day” and eventually “will go bankrupt.”

What might be even more alarming is that Bezos has been dumping roughly $1 billion worth of Amazon stock every year…

But Bezos isn’t just cashing out, he’s reinvesting his money into a company utilizing a fast-emerging technology that he believes will “improve every business.”

What most people don’t know… is that there is a tiny component powering this tech revolution… a component that Amazon doesn’t produce in-house.

That’s because another company (less than 1/6th the size of Amazon)…is producing a component so powerful that it is absolutely annihilating the competition.

He’s not alone in seeing it this way…

  • A Shark Tank billionaire says it will create the world’s first trillionaire
  • Elon Musk is contributing to a $1 billion investment in this technology
  • Even super-investor Warren Buffett says that it’s “enormously disruptive” and will have a “hugely beneficial social effect”

So what is it about this technology that has some of the most successful investors in the world pouring fortunes into it?

They see it as a massive investing opportunity – much bigger than Amazon, Tesla, and Berkshire Hathaway combined.

You see, even though these billionaires have been openly talking about this technology to anyone who will listen, most ordinary Americans still don’t know how to get in on the action and invest in what could be the investment opportunity of a lifetime!

Namely, some market researchers believe this technology could potentially be worth up to $19 TRILLION!

With numbers like that, and with so many of the richest investors and entrepreneurs in the world racing to get in on this new technology… you can see why paying attention could really pay off.

But we believe the biggest returns are yet to come.

Which is why I don’t feel like I’m very far out on a limb with this “bold” prediction:

Five years from now, you’ll probably wish you’d bought this stock.

And the good news is that you can find out all about this company and this incredible technology today.

What I’ve told you so far is just the tip of the iceberg…

So, to help regular Americans like you understand how to take advantage of this emerging trend, The Motley Fool’s team of investment analysts has laid out the full story on this incredible tech trend in a brand-new, FREE report.

And trust me… you are going to want to see this report before you invest $1 on any tech company.

You see, we’ve laid out the full story on this “powerful trend” in an exclusive report – but you’ll need to act quickly…

Because according to our analysts, this next-gen tech revolution looks like it’s about to take off, and I think you’ll want to get in on this before that happens.

This technology could hit the mainstream at any time.